Season 6: Curator Michele Fiedler
The 2016-2017 season will investigate the formats by which information is transmitted through popular culture, histories, ideas, tendencies and the types of performativities that accompany them. There is fiction and truth in the creation of these systems of communications, there is intent, there are interpretations that vary according to the context in which they are received, there are constructions that have been evidenced by time, reason and research, there are needs and neologisms that emerge with technologies and time, there are new forms of thinking that develop. Information is overwhelming and vast, the artists invited to participate may evidence the process behind creating information, deconstruct it, use it to their advantage, appropriate it, or perform it.
Michele Fiedler is a curator and writer based in Mexico City, where she is the Curator at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. Born in Puerto Rico, she received an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2011. Her current research is centered in the emergence of neologisms, shifting meanings, subjectivity, and the power of popular culture. She collaborates with Kadist Art Foundation on a series of video interviews of Latin American artists and is contributing research of the 1990s art scene in Monterrey for the upcoming exhibition Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in Mexico in the 1990’s, curated by Irene Tsatsos for the Getty’s LA/LA initiative at The Armory Center in Pasadena, CA. She has curated shows at The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Museo de Arte de Caguas, Puerto Rico; The Victoria Theater in San Francisco, CA; and at the Park of Arts Muzeon in Moscow, Russia, among others. Michele Fiedler is Disjecta’s sixth Curator-in-Residence.